332: Building a Global Product Design Team from Indonesia (LIN2)

Podcast highlights: Mohamed Hassan, Director of MARND studio, shares how it is not needed for a team to be in the same physical space anymore with the rise of digital media. Working with a worldwide team, Hassan shares why recruiting talented individuals across the globe is a major pain point. Having tried various methods, Hassan…

331: Creating Memories with Her Velvet Vase (FIA9)

Podcast highlights: At a time where Instagram was not established Clare Chan, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Her Velvet Vase, shares how she made her first dollar through blogs and built her customer base Clare shares her initial struggles as a CEO and explains what are the characteristics needed for a CEO to run a…

326: John Wise on Loci, Intellectual Property and Blockchain (Cross Border Kyle KYL9)

02:50 John Wise,CEO of loci, elaborates how learning was traditionally was only available through books or teachers. which were trustworthy. However, internet has changed the landscape of learning. Everything is available online, hence this causes an information overload and most information untrustworthy. Kyle shares the impact globalisation has made on the way businesses are created…

325: Erik Ten Have – Introduction to Launch Indonesia (LIN1)

Podcast highlights: 00:55 Erik ten Have shares his journey, coming to Indonesia to work for a dutch startup telecom company which to him was a completely new environment. Being a very large and young market, Erik shares his thoughts as to what is interesting about Indonesia;s startup ecosystem, especially for people outside of this region.…

315: Jes Kaliebe Petersen – Overview of The Myanmar startup ecosystem (Asia Matters)

Podcast highlights: Phandeeyar – the Myanmar Innovation Lab – is interested in using technology to accelerate impact in Myanmar. The Accelerator programme has been running since 2016. Every year, a new cohort of 7 to 10 startups is onboarded. Workshops are held on tech and startups, alongside a co-working space and social impact programmes for…

312: Vincent Djen’s journey as the Director of his family business and Co-Founder of FashionEx Shanghai (Founders in Asia FIA8)

Podcast highlights: Vincent Djen, Co-founder of FashionEx Shanghai, shares more about his company, further explaining how it helps startups in the fashion industry grow by giving them insights and methodologies to avoid mistakes which helps them build solid business plan Vincent shares how important research is before entering the Chinese market in terms fashion, further…

304: Jan Smejkal aka Your China Guy (Cross Border Kyle KYL9)

Podcast highlights: What has Jan seen happen with the “community” in China specific to Startup Grind which grew from 3 or 4 chapters to 25? How did he develop that community? Where does Jan see the Shenzhen community today? What does he see happening in that community around startups and entrepreneurship? What’s the pulse? Where…

303: FinTech (Pitchdeck Asia)

Podcast highlights: Nikhilesh Goel shares with us what is it really like in the journey of a startup. The biggest takeaway from his experience is- if you can handle the constant ups and downs which happen every day and still come out smiling it then this is for you. You either do something new or…

301: Ryan Pyle – From Toronto to Shanghai (Founders in Asia FIA7)

Podcast highlights: Ryan shares his backstory on how he ended up in Shanghai, where he is today, to what his business is and what he’s doing How does Ryan go about the commercial aspect of his business? How does he go out there and work with partners to sell his programs and distribute content? “Television…